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Samuel “Sam” E. Orr

Samuel “Sam” E. Orr, 85, Newberry, SC, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. On January 1, 1936, Sam was born to the late Roy D. and Elizabeth J. “Pinky” Moore Orr in Rock Hill, SC.

Sam was the band director for Rosiclare High School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann E. Corley and Mary Garrison; and his son, Chris Orr.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Lander Orr; two daughters, Michelle Orr (Jerry) O’Brion and Samantha Jolene Orr; a son, Sean (Nancy) Orr; a step-daughter, Helen (Loretta) Pinkston-Pope; sister Maria Corley; lifelong friend Janet Sommers; multiple grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at Rob Matheson’s Exhibition Space on Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Whitaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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